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BTEC Applied Science SINGLE Award Level 3 at St Anselm's Catholic School

Course description

BTEC Applied Science embodies a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. It focuses on the holistic
development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education. This course was developed in conjunction with many employers, higher education
providers, colleges and schools to ensure that their needs are met.


New BTEC courses, such as this BTEC Applied Science course, are more demanding than previous courses and will involve you having to undertake and complete a range of units, be organised, carry out some assessments that we will set and mark, and keep a portfolio of your assignments. You can feel proud to achieve a BTEC
because, whatever your plans in life – whether you decide to study further, go on to work or an
apprenticeship, or set up your own business – your BTEC National will be your passport to success in the next stage of your life. Good luck, and we hope you enjoy your course.


Course content

The course is a 60 credit and roughly 360 learning hours. Mandatory units in the Fundamentals of Science, Scientific Practical Techniques and Working in the Science Industry are covered along with a selection of optional units such as Physiology of Human Body Systems and Microbiology Techniques. The course is a non-examined course and a portfolio of work is produced at the end which is moderated and awarded, Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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Future opportunities

Employers are looking for recruits with a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and
work-ready skills such as teamwork. Higher education needs students who have experience of research,
extended writing and meeting deadlines. It is for these reasons that this Level 3 BTEC award, which covers all of the three science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), is an ideal course for students who are
thinking about careers in nursing, vet nursing, paramedics, midwifery, forensic science and basic


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September